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Surviving a Job Loss

Frederick A. Winter describes his own experience rebounding from a job layoff and shares some of the lessons he learned.

The Administrator as Change Agent

Tom Rocklin identifies three conditions for successfully leading change on your campus.

Dealing With Dysfunction

Dysfunctional departments don’t serve students, faculty members or the institution well, writes Ellen de Graffenreid, who gives some pointers on how to make sure yours isn’t one of them.

6 Leadership Imperatives

Retiring senior administrator Tom Rocklin lists the six key things he knows now that he would have liked to have known when just starting out.

When Bad Things Happen, What Do You Tell Your Team?

Whether you manage one person or several hundred, you’ll be confronted with the issue of what to tell employees when things go awry, writes Ellen de Graffenreid.

Internal Disappointments

When you compete for a different job on your own campus and lose out, how do you respond to such a setback? Judith S. White offers advice.

Stop Wasting Time

Peter Eckel describes the often typical shortcomings of cabinets -- and how to avoid them.

Does Your President Have a Platinum Parachute?

James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde examine whether such employment agreements are good for higher ed institutions and the public interest.